Healthsense is a conceptual product designed to tackle the emerging need for efficient patient monitoring. It was pursued as a graduation project at Honeywell Technology Services Ltd. The document talks about the research done, insights derived, decisions made and the rationale behind them.
The graduation project required studying the core competencies of Safety and Productivity Services, a strategic business unit of Honeywell, building familiarity with emerging technologies, and advocating and designing for user needs.The objective was to find high-value problems for sensing and IoT in healthcare, evolve a design brief through research, and design for this chosen problem. The problem chosen to work on was, ‘The emergent need to reduce hospital readmissions and finding a way to reduce exacerbations in patients due to air allergens.’
The final concept, Healthsense, is a critical care assistant designed for healthcare providers and caregivers to ensure the recovery of patients with pulmonary conditions by optimizing healing environments. It is a multi-fold solution comprising of: a portal for the healthcare providers to enroll patients onto an extended recovery program beyond the ICU, a sensing device to collect data, raise the alarm and take action regarding the patients’ environment, and a mobile application for the caregiver to manage tasks and stay connected to the healthcare provider.
Overall, Healthsense explores the systemic understanding of the hospital readmission problem and provides a holistic solution for the same.
critical care, healthcare, IoT, product design, sensing